Is America the greatest country in the world?

DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 2,706
edited May 18 in A Moving Train
Sorry if this has been posted here before. I found it to be quite entertaining.


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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 2,756
    No.

    And that has been posted several times.  An oldie but goodie
  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 2,706
    "We waged war on poverty, not poor people."
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  • 23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,GreecePosts: 9,057
    Hahahahahahahahaha..a nice one..
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  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 2,706
    Smellyman said:
    No.

    And that has been posted several times.  An oldie but goodie
    I saw it for the first time on Facebook last week. Do you know where it's from?
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,708
    Smellyman said:
    No.

    And that has been posted several times.  An oldie but goodie
    I saw it for the first time on Facebook last week. Do you know where it's from?
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,708
    edited May 18
    And obviously the US is not the greatest country on the world. No one sane would believe that.
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  • fifefife Posts: 3,037
    not even the greatest country in North America
  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 7,973
    Yes
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,825
    How would that even be defined?  I can't think of a quality of greatness that we lead in.
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 2,712
    rgambs said:
    How would that even be defined?  I can't think of a quality of greatness that we lead in.
    GDP and Military Spending, that's about it
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,854
    rgambs said:
    How would that even be defined?  I can't think of a quality of greatness that we lead in.
    You lead the world in biglyness. Also tweet production. 
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  • fifefife Posts: 3,037
    just remember America is the only country where an idea written on a napkin can end up on the NYSE ;) unless of course you count all the other countries in the world
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,749
    I think the u.s. is the greatest country in the world but of course there is no way to prove it.  
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 15,913
    nope.

    if you have never lived anywhere else, how the fuck would you even know?
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,749
    nope.

    if you have never lived anywhere else, how the fuck would you even know?
    that's not really a fair comparison. in order to answer the question you have to live in another country?  have people living in other countries actually lived in the united states?
    I resided in spain for 3 months and have been to over 35 countries...am I qualified to answer the question?
    every country has it's plus and minuses.  
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 15,913
    mcgruff10 said:
    nope.

    if you have never lived anywhere else, how the fuck would you even know?
    that's not really a fair comparison. in order to answer the question you have to live in another country?  have people living in other countries actually lived in the united states?
    I resided in spain for 3 months and have been to over 35 countries...am I qualified to answer the question?
    every country has it's plus and minuses.  
    that wasnt directed at you personally. should have said how the fuck would one even know?
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 11,749
    mcgruff10 said:
    nope.

    if you have never lived anywhere else, how the fuck would you even know?
    that's not really a fair comparison. in order to answer the question you have to live in another country?  have people living in other countries actually lived in the united states?
    I resided in spain for 3 months and have been to over 35 countries...am I qualified to answer the question?
    every country has it's plus and minuses.  
    that wasnt directed at you personally. should have said how the fuck would one even know?
    lol.  got ya.
    I did enjoy some of your missouri craft beer 3 years ago!  although not the best in the usa! ;)
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  • DegeneratefkDegeneratefk Posts: 2,706
    I'm not seriously asking the question.  The purpose of the post was mainly about the video. I didnt know it had been posted here before. 
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,298
    If you think about it, it's a nonsensical question.  America is this:

    And this:


    ...and everything in between.
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 5,556
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    nope.

    if you have never lived anywhere else, how the fuck would you even know?
    that's not really a fair comparison. in order to answer the question you have to live in another country?  have people living in other countries actually lived in the united states?
    I resided in spain for 3 months and have been to over 35 countries...am I qualified to answer the question?
    every country has it's plus and minuses.  
    that wasnt directed at you personally. should have said how the fuck would one even know?
    lol.  got ya.
    I did enjoy some of your missouri craft beer 3 years ago!  although not the best in the usa! ;)
    You touch on the real question: what country has the greatest beer? That's when I'll do the USA USA! chant. 
  • riley540riley540 Bellingham WAPosts: 572
    I love the United States!! I feel like with hard work and drive I can achieve my dreams here :) never lived any where else but I am sure there are many counties that are a close second ;) 
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,708
    edited May 19
    riley540 said:
     I feel like with hard work and drive I can achieve my dreams here :)
    You have swallowed it hook, line and sinker. This reads like irony.
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 5,708

    mcgruff10 said:
    I think the u.s. is the greatest country in the world but of course there is no way to prove it.  
    I think you can come along way with simple data, facts and common sense. Obviously things the US has stopped believe in as of late.

    Would the earth be a better place if it was a bunch of Americas spread out over the globe, or full of, lets say, Denmarks?
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  • Kev - Coat and KeysKev - Coat and Keys EarthPosts: 226
    Obviously No, with all the issues with guns, opioids, education, health care, infrastructure and so on that are uncommon to many other places. Does it even make the top 10 would be the question for me.
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  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,125
    No.  It's the greediest.  It's not about freedom... it's about money and government control.
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  • eddieceddiec Posts: 2,435
    I don't think any country would take that honor. Every country in the world has some major flaw.
    I would put the US in the top 10 but it would be a top 10 with no particular order.
  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725
    More people come here than to any other.  Ask them.
  • fifefife Posts: 3,037
    unsung said:
    More people come here than to any other.  Ask them.
    that is true, i know many people who have moved to the USA and they all say the same thing,  the USA does present to them the greatest opportunities that you can achieve.  I also know many americans who have moved to Canada cause they felt that the Canada gives them the greatest opportunities. 


  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,465
    I think it depends on what you value in life and what you desire to achieve. In most cases the US has a spot for anybody, no matter what your cultural, religious, economic status, race or any other background is; if you find your community of people. I don't think you will find that level of diverse possibilities in any other country in the world right now, but the landscape is changing, so other countries might catch up to us. Does that make us the greatest, no probably not, but it provides the best opportunity for anyone. I would never consider this the best county in the world because I can't compare it to anything else. Visiting another country doesn't qualify me to know enough. I do know that there are countries outside the US that I would gladly live in (Australia and Sweden) based on limited knowledge, but I'm sure they have societal issues I would find problematic as well.
    It's a hopeless situation...
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